Poll Results: Families Want Their Children to Develop Perseverance

The results of Search Institute’s Soft Skills Prioritization Poll are in!

Nearly 1,800 people responded, with many people commenting on how enthusiastic they are about strengthening young people’s noncognitive skills. Respondents saw all 10 skills in our poll as intertwined and important to emphasize.

Family members noted perseverance as the soft skill they are most interested in seeing young people develop. We didn’t ask people to rank the 10 soft skills; rather, we asked to them to indicate how important they saw each of the 10 skills—even though we know all the skills are important. The second and third choices for families were self-regulation and emotional competence.

You can discover more about who responded to our poll and how the noncognitive skills were regarded by visiting our results page.

To learn more about how you can help kids to persist in achieving goals, sign up for our free webinar Got Grit? Help Your Child Develop a Sense of Perseverance on September 24 at 12PM CDT. Dr. Kent Pekel will discuss ways to close the gap between what children aspire to do and what actions they take to reach those goals.

Register for the free webinar now >>

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Web & Social Media Specialist

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